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Jack-o’-Lantern Sandwich Bites

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Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwich Bites

I found this recipe in the Women’s Day Halloween Special, too, and had to give it a try! I LOVE making special Halloween treats so I’m having a blast trying out all these recipes.
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  • 1 box (15 oz) refrigerated pie crusts
  • 8 oz thinly sliced Black Forest or Virginia Ham
  • 8 oz thinly sliced Cheddar or Swiss Cheese (I used Cheddar)
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten


  1. Heat oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  2. Unroll pie crusts. Cut each crust into 24 pumpkin shapes with a 3-in pumpkin cookie cutter. Using a 1/2-in triangular cookie cutter or a sharp knife, cut out eyes and a nose from 12 of the cutouts. (My cutter must have been bigger than 3″ because I only was able to make 16 pumpkin shapes and that was with re-rolling scraps of crust)
  3. Using a 2-in. round cutter, cut 24 rounds from the sliced ham and 24 rounds from the sliced Cheddar.
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  5. Place 2 slices of Cheddar in the center of each of the 12 solid pumpkins; top each with 2 slices of ham. With a small brush, brush beaten egg around edges. Top with remaining pumpkins with cut-out faces, carefully pressing on edges to seal. (I did not seal mine well enough, as you will see below.)
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake 12-15 minutes until light golden. let cool on rack 5 minutes before serving.

These turned out really yummy. They took a long time to prep, but they’d be fun for a party as  finger snacks. (Especially if you have the right size cookie cutter.)

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You can see the pumpkins that were not sealed right.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Those are super cute. Great job!

  2. They are so cute.
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  3. Those are so cute – I might have to try this with the kids!
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  4. Those are so cute!
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  5. Those are adorable. I will have to try those this next week!
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  6. Those are really cute!!! With the cheddar in there, I’d love to eat them myself!
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  7. oh yum! And those look easy enough for me to make! Thanks Paula! I am going to try them with my daughter!
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  8. Momma Cupcake says:

    I agree…so cute!
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  9. They look like they would take a while to prep but they look pretty tasty and would be perfect for upcoming Halloween parties
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  10. Oh my gosh! how cute!!!! Thanks for this, I bet my kids will love to give it a try!
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  11. Super adorable – I’m going to try this!
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  12. What a cute snack! I love preparing themed snacks for my 3 year old around holidays. This one is just perfect for Halloween.
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  13. How fun!
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